Orders for Wärtsilä engines meeting China’s C2 environmental standard emphasise company’s compliance capabilities

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release 12 September 2022 at 10:00 UTC+2

The technology group Wärtsilä has taken a leading position in supporting the marine industry’s drive towards decarbonised operations. In its development of high efficiency engine technology, future fuel research, and digitalised solutions, the company enables its customers to operate in full compliance with the most stringent environmental legislation. 

This capability is emphasised with recent orders for engines compliant with China’s stage II, or C2 emissions standard. This legislation entered into force in July 2021 and is applicable to vessels sailing on inland waters, in coastal areas, and in most rivers. It covers domestic bulk carriers, feeder containers, oil tankers, passenger Ro-Ro ferries, and government vessels. 

“Wärtsilä is heavily focused on making the decarbonisation of shipping a reality. China’s C2 legislation sets challenging limits on emissions of nitrous oxides, hydrocarbons, and particulate matter. The fact that we can not only meet these requirements but do so with engines that are compactly dimensioned to suit the engine room design, sends a clear message on our capabilities to the market,” says Östen Lindell, Sales Director, East Asia and China, Wärtsilä Marine Power. 

Recently the company received an order for four Wärtsilä 20 engines with Wärtsilä NOR NOx emission reducer for a new 93-metre windfarm support vessel. Another order has also been received for two Wärtsilä 20 engines with Wärtsilä NOR, NOx emission reducer for a new research vessel. All six engines will be supplied with C2 compliance certification.  

Media contact for more information on this release:  

Simone Greene  
Communications Manager  
Wärtsilä Marine Power  
Tel: +39 342 072 5119  

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Wärtsilä Marine Power in brief  
Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our broad portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems delivers the efficiency, reliability, safety, and environmental performance needed to support our customers. Our offering includes performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise.  

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.